What's eneloop?

eneloop is the perfect, long-life, pre-charged, energy and money saving, recyclable rechargeable battery which can now be charged and discharged even up to 1800 times.

Prior to the release of the new eneloop it was rechargeable up to 1500 times (HR-3UTGA).

Since its launch in November 2005 eneloop has revolutionized the consumer-use rechargeable battery segment with its unique features.
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eneloop is combining the advantages of a rechargeable battery and a dry-cell battery

eneloop is a rechargeable battery that can be used as easily as a dry-cell battery, and reused simply by recharging it. It combines all advantages of a dry-cell battery and a rechargeable battery while also protecting the environment.

 

 

What's the difference between the improved, new eneloop and the eneloop with 1500 charging cycles?

 

New, improved eneloop

(HR-3UTGB & HR-4UTGB)

Old eneloop

(HR-3UTGA & HR-4UTGA)


Up to 1800 charging cycles

Up to 1500 charging cycles


Up to 90% of charge remaining
after 1 year of storage


Up to 70% of charge remaining
after 5 years of storage


Up to 85% of charge remaining
after 1 year of storage


Up to 75% of charge remaining
after 3 years of storage

The new eneloop is rechargeable up to 1800 times

One of the most important specifications of a rechargeable battery is the cycle life, i.e. the number of charge / discharge cycles a battery can withstand without losing its capacity.

Clearly the greatest advantage of eneloop is that is can be recharged up to 1,800 times and recycled afterwards. In the long run this is not only more economical it also avoids the waste of 1,800 batteries*1.

 

 

The new eneloop has an even lower self-discharge

eneloop batteries have a low self-discharge rate and are therefore just like dry cell batteries immediately usable after purchase. Not only are they ready to use after purchase – they also keep their charge. The graph clearly shows that in comparison with other high quality rechargeable batteries, eneloop retains 70%*1 of its charge after 5 years of storage and does not require periodic recharging. This means that you can be sure your device is always ready for use. No matter when you charge eneloop, you can count on eneloop supplying the power that you need, even three years later.

 

 

eneloop – Clean Energy Loop

eneloop creates a clean „Energy Loop“ by being pre-charged at the Japanese factory with clean, renewable solar energy, which makes eneloop even more environmentally friendly.

 

 

eneloop is universally usable

From digital cameras to MP3 players on to remote controls: eneloop is the ideal universal power supply for almost all of your household devices, even for applications that until now have run on alkaline batteries such as game consoles.

You no longer need “special batteries“. eneloop is powerful enough to run all these applications without any problems.

 

 

High performance even at low temperatures down to –20°C

Another great advantage of eneloop is its good performance at low temperatures.

 

 

eneloop has higher usable capacity than standard batteries

One of the main features of eneloop is the higher voltage level. Many applications switch off or show the low battery signal if the voltage is lower than 1,1 Volt. A traditional Ni-MH battery will lose its voltage constantly and runs under this critical level very soon. eneloop however will keep the voltage level over 1,1 Volt for a long time, and only just before becoming empty will fall under that limit. That's one of the reasons why you can take more photos with eneloop.

 

 

 

 

 

*1: A guide-line for battery life based on IEC61951-2 : 2003 (7.4.1.1)